Joey Nokes
Last School
Riverton High School
Roster Years

BYU Highlights

  • All-WCC First Team honors after fourth-place finish in WCC Championships (2022)
  • Named All-Mountain Region (2022)
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic honors (2022)
  • Following 2022 season:
    • He has competed in 11 career meets
    • Has five career top-10 finishes, including three top five and two on the podium


  • Parents are Jeff and Gina Nokes
  • Major: Exercise Science
  • Missionary Service: Served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Antananarivo, Madagascar & Charlotte, North Carolina (2019-21)
  • Fluent in Malagasy, Swahili and French
  • Enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, spike ball, pickleball and cornhole
  • Plays piano, viola, guitar and harmonica
  • Student Body President at Riverton High School
  • Fun Fact: Once ate over 30 slices of pizza
  • Instagram: joey.nokes 

Before BYU

  • NXR Individual Qualifier (2018)
  • Utah 6A cross country individual runner-up (2018)
  • Utah 6A Academic All-State
  • Also recruited by Weber State, Utah Valley

Career Stats

Men's Track & Field Athlete Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2021

Distance Time Finish Meet
8K 25:33.3 46th Roy Griak Invitational
8K 24:22.1 24th WCC Championships
10K 31:24.7 49th NCAA Mountain Regional
Sophmore Year 2022

  • All-WCC First Team
  • WCC All-Academic First Team honors
  • Named All-Mountain Region
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • Five top-10 finishes in seven races
Distance Time Finish Meet
5k 15:24.8 1st UVU Invitational
7.5k 22:08.7 2nd Run Elite Classic
8k 23:36.1 10th Cowboy Jamboree
8k 23:26.6 15th Nuttycombe Invitational
8k 22:15.1 4th WCC Championships
10k 28:09.2 8th NCAA Mountain Regional
10k 29:48.2 52nd NCAA Championships


Junior Year

Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year